Quest Apartment Hotels has commenced construction on the $16m development of Quest Griffith in the Riverina region of south-western New South Wales.
Being developed by Joss Group, the property will feature 68 apartments – a mix of studios and one, two and three bedroom apartments. It will generate significant local job opportunities during construction, and ongoing full-time, part-time and casual roles once the property opens in January 2017.
Mayor John Dal Broi and Quest general manager – corporate development, James Shields were onsite yesterday to inspect the progress of construction, joined by Joss Construction site manager, Richard Stamp and Joss construction project manager, Shaun Deaton.
“Griffith is the perfect example of Quest’s promise to go to where the corporate market needs its unique style of apartment hotel accommodation. The economic growth experienced in the area has been solid with strong future prospects,” said Mr Shields.
“Griffith’s contribution to Australian agriculture is extraordinary – producing 75% of NSW’s wine grapes, 70% of NSW’s citrus and 90% of Australia’s rice. The region’s wine industry is booming, exporting over $800m of wine per year. Tourism in the area is also rapidly expanding, with a strong focus on business travel.”
“Griffith is the central hub of the Riverina region, accommodating all major health, retail, banking, and education services. Quest Griffith’s location provides guests with easy access to key business and industrial centres, as well as the Banna Street retail strip, Council Chambers, TAFE NSW, and Griffith Base Hospital.”
Joss Senior Project Manager, Brett McClellan expressed his confidence in the project.
“Joss is thrilled to be involved in the development and construction of the Quest Apartment Hotel, which has received valuable support from the Council and Quest themselves, particularly given that Griffith celebrates it Centenary this year,” said Mr McClellan.
“We believe it is ideally positioned within the heart of Griffith and that the design takes full advantage of its proximity to the Memorial Gardens and will enhance the street’s character. We have high expectations that once complete the facility will operate with great success and will invigorate other local business by attracting outside business and tourists.”
A diverse range of industries drive Griffith’s economy including agriculture, wine, food processing, retail, transport, professional services, and an emerging tourism industry.
Griffith Mayor, Councillor John Dal Broi said he is excited Quest Apartment Hotels has chosen Griffith as a location for its latest project.
“This project is significant for the City of Griffith and confirms we are open for business,” said councillor Dal Broi.
“Griffith is currently a hive of activity and development, demonstrating our future is bright. The construction of these apartments in our beautiful CBD will be an asset to the region, and will help to attract tourists as well as injecting funds into our local economy.”
AccomNews is not affiliated with any government agency, body or political party. We are an independently owned, family-operated magazine.